This week’s Question of the Night takes a look into the impact a crowd can have on a comic. It’s a great night here at The World Famous Comic Strip Live, and our stellar line-up let us in on a few of the reasons they like a particular spot over another.
Q: What is your favorite (or least favorite) night to perform?
Jim Mendrinos, Host
Everybody is going to say Friday or Saturday, but I like the early part of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) to work out some new material.
I love St. Patrick’s Day because there’s no actual pressure to be funny when the crowd is so drunk.
Friday night, because everyone is excited for the start of the weekend
It used to be Mondays when there was no cover. But now he just takes each new audience as he meets them.
Either Friday or Saturday night, always
#1: Saturday, #2 Friday, #3 Sunday, #4 Thursday
I know everyone says Friday or Saturday, but I like a solid Sunday night crowd.
Either the 1st or 2nd show on a Saturday night. Anyone who says anything else is kidding themselves, but not in the funny way.
Saturday and Thursday
Come back next Sunday night for another installment of Question of the Night. If there’s a question you would like to have answered, leave it in the comment section below. And click on each picture above to check out the comics on their own cyber-turf.
Our regular installment of Question of the Night is going to be a bit different tonight because of the special show, Story Time with Vic Henley, that’s happening here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live at 8:00.
The Question: What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you on stage?
The Answers: Come to the club and listen as the rotating cast, often including Vic Henley, Ben Bailey, DC Benny, Jay Oakerson, and more tell their tales.
Other performers will include Jermaine Fowler and Marina Franklin!
Jermaine Fowler opens the show.
The full house was very appreciative of Jermaine’s amusing take on the comedic incidents that helped shaped his life.
Amazingly talented comedian/author Bill Santiago.
Bill’s unique approach and style is nearly impossible to not find joy while watching.
Macio returned to Comedy Caliente, much to the capacity crowds delight.
A comedian and a crooner: Macio.
Sherrod Small helped wind the evening down.
A long-time Comic Strip Live favorite, Sherrod Small has a little something in his act for everyone.
To find out when you can catch any of our comedians live, check our our line-up.
See you all at Comedy Caliente next month!
Last night a sold-out boat enjoyed another successful and exciting Comic Strip Live Sunset Comedy Cruise!
Laughs were plentiful and the memories made were priceless as a boat-load of comedy fans took in the spectacular views and hilarious stand-up comedy that only the Sunset Comedy Cruise can produce.
Relive some of the magic from last night!
Host of the nights festivities William Stephenson greets guests as they check in prior to boarding the cruise.
Just in the nick of time! Comedian Vic Henley makes it to Pier 40 with minimal time to spare before kick-off!
Comedian J.J. Ramirez looks out over the water prior to the Sunset.
The eastern tip of New York’s beautiful skyline.
Comedians Sherrod Small and William Stephenson relax while Jordan Rock enjoys a night out on the water.
Comedian Sherrod Small entertains the sold-out boat with his high-energy brand of humor.
Comic Strip favorite Jermaine Fowler also took the night off so that he could check out the nightlife on the famous Sunset Comedy Cruise.
Jordan Rock admires Lady Liberty herself.
Tonight at the Comic Strip Live!: COMEDY CALIENTE!!! Comedy Caliente is New York City’s funniest and most positively-reviewed Latin-American (and more) Comedy Showcase!
This evenings line-up includes the comedic talents of: Erik Rivera! Macio! Bill Santiago! Mike DeStefano! Jermaine Fowler! J.J. Ramirez! and more!
Comedy Caliente only happens on the last Thursday of each month,so if you want to be a part of tonight’s show, contact the club to make your reservation! Call (212) 861-9386 now!
In an attempt to learn more about the comics that grace the stage here at the World Famous Comic Strip Live, I ask a Question of the Night each Sunday. Tonight, the question focused on the dreams each comic had before living the dream of a professional comedian.
Q; When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Host, Bill McCarty
A Costumed Superhero, like his favorite caped crusader Batman
A Filmmaker, especially after seeing The Rock
Always a Comedian
A Clown and then a Writer
A Basketball Player
A Baseball Player– He always wanted to play for the Mets, and now, he’d probably make the team.
Check back each week for a new Question of the Night. And, if there are any questons that you’d like to have answered, leave them in the comments below!
Whenever New York’s stand-up comedy elite need to relax, have a laugh and just overall enjoy themselves, they can’t help but swing by the Comic Strip Live. Known as a hotbed for both up-and-coming young talent as well as established headliners, the Comic Strip prides itself on being a welcoming atmosphere for all of its talent. And when our top notch comedians aren’t on stage, they can be found socializing in the clubs well-renowned lobby. And with that, here is this week’s edition of “Lobby Life.”
Barry Weintraub catches the Lobby Life team in action as Dexter Stallworth listens in on a conversation between Jermaine Fowler and Andy Pitz.
Always quick to lend a punchline (or sometimes, just a punch) Stan Stankos and Andy Hendrickson help Joe Machi prepare for his set while DF Sweedler concentrates on the Yankees score.
After a long night of laughter-enducing, comedians Adam Cozens, Jermaine Fowler and Dustin Ybarra pose for a snapshot.
Incredibly funny comedienne Bernadette Pauley poses with three of the Comic Strip’s fabulous waitresses after her set.
Comic Strip original and long-time friend of the club Alan Combs poses by his old headshot during a recent visit to the club where it all started for him.